(Cameron Maybin wades through the water to field a base hit. AP Photo.)
"I was thinking [about] how much water was gonna be in my shoes. I've never seen a field like that. We were lucky not too many balls were hit out there."
(Michael Morse, via Nationals.com, 8/31/2010)
"It's fun to win, man. It really is. You can be as loose as you can, but you're still miserable if you don't win. When you win, it takes care of so much. Winning's fun. I don't know how else to put it."
(Adam Dunn, via Washington Post, 8/31/2010)
Nationals 9, Marlins 3: 2 hour, 49-minute delay, but well worth the wait.
Marquis, slogs through (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 HR), earns first win of 2010.
Ryan Zimmerman takes out scoreboard lights with 3rd inning homerun. Dunn adds another bomb.
Another 0-3 night for Nyjer Morgan hitting 8th. Time to move him to 9th? Or better yet, to the bench?
Uh oh, Nyjer Morgan isn't happy with Jim Riggleman for calling him out for his Saturday night antics: "He just basically did a Cardinal sin. You don't blast your player out in the paper. But it's all right." (Nyjer Morgan, via NatsInsider, 8/30/2010)